• Popular Festivals
    FIB 2018 PREVIEW

    As far as sheer star power is concerned, FIB, Festival Internacional de Benicassim, held from 19-22 July, just a hour´s ride up north from Valencia, will again deliver with theme-based nights. Headliners include Killers, Liam Gallagher, Travis Scott and Pet Shop Boys, with some of the regular favorites from the overwhelmingly English-speaking campers, Bastille, The […]

  • Popular Festivals
    SAN JUAN IN VALENCIA

    The start of something new… More than 400 years ago Lope de Vega wrote “Salen de Valencia, Noche de San Juan, Cien coches de damas, Al fresco de la mar”. On the night of the 23rd June, Valencians all over the region will be celebrating San Juan. The biggest parties are a day later down […]

  • Popular Festivals
    SAN VICENTE AND EASTER IN VALENCIA

    With the city all partied out and out of puff after Fallas, Valencia has never been big on Holy Week. Easter is a quiet affair around these parts. Some opt for a tentative pre-Summer trip to the beach in the patchy April weather. Others decide to get away to the mountains for fresh air and […]

  • Popular Festivals
    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH A LOCAL FALLA

    David Moratalla Pulido is the president of a small neighbourhood falla at Séneca-Poeta Mas i Ros in the city of Valencia. We asked him what the festival is like away from the giant fallas of the special section. 1. How and why did you become a fallero and eventually the president of the falla? I […]

  • Editorial
    La Tomatina is Fun!

      Bloody good fun It was hard to believe there were going to be any tomatoes at all. The main street was rammed with muchachos and chicas, buzzing while they waited for the battle, chanting ‘‘Ag-ua!’’ to provoke the residents on the roofs, then ‘‘To-ma-te’’, and of course the song ‘‘O-le, ole, ole, ole…’’, as […]

  • Editorial
    La Tomatina: Soaked to the Skin

    Buñol… Soaked to the skin La Tomatina (Probably the worlds biggest and certainly the messiest food fight). So when I heard that they were organizing a coach trip, I jumped at the chance to go. I have never experienced anything like it in my life, up to 40,000 people crammed into tiny streets. Mental! I mean I’ve […]

  • Music
    FIB 2017 FESTIVAL FEVER IN BENICÀSSIM

        If someone asked you if you would like to spend a weekend living in abject squalor and inescapable heat whilst being surrounded on all sides by drunken strangers, there are few of us out there who would jump at the opportunity. However, this year around 150,000 people opted to gleefully immerse themselves in […]

  • Music
    Festival Season in July and August

    Summer’s here. It’s hot inside and there’s nothing new on Netflix. So it’d be better to get outside, there’s plenty to do, especially given that it is festival season! If you’re already keen as mustard to get into it but you’re still going to be stuck in the city for a while, don’t worry! You […]

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